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Coimbatore Annapoorna Hotel Style Sambar Recipe
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Coimbatore Annapoorna Hotel Style Sambar Recipe

hotel style tiffin sambar recipe
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time40 mins
cooking dal25 mins
Total Time45 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Tamilnadu cuisine
Keyword: coimbatore special, popular south indian recipe, south indian recipes
Servings: 4 sevings
Author: Jinoo Jayakrishnan
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  • 1 large onion - chopped
  • 1/2 cup small onion - sliced
  • 2 no tomatoes - chopped
  • 15-18 cut piece drumstick
  • salt to taste
  • 1/4 tsp turmeric powder

to roast and grind

  • 1 tbsp oil
  • 1 tsp cumin seeds
  • 3 tbsp coriander seeds
  • 1 tbsp chana dal
  • 1 tbsp urad dal
  • 1 piece asafoetida
  • 1/2 tsp peppercorns
  • 6-7 no red chillies
  • 1 sprig curry leaves
  • 3 tbsp coconut grated
  • 1.5 tbsp jaggery
  • 1 tsp tamarind

other ingredients

  • 1.5 cups tur dal - cooked and mashed
  • salt to taste


  • 1 tbsp oil
  • 1 tsp mustard seeds
  • 1 sprig curry leaves


  • add onions, small onions, tomatoes, salt, turmeric powder, drumstick and water. mix well, close and cook until drumstick is cooked. 
  • heat oil in a pan and roast cumin seeds, coriander seeds, chana dal, urad dal, asafoetida, peppercorns and fry for few seconds until slightly reddish
  • further add red chillies, curry leaves, grated coconut and fry till reddish. 
  • add jaggery and tamarind. let it cool and grind finely. 
  • fry the masala till it starts changing colour. 
  • add the masala, cooked and mashed tur dal, adjust salt and add water. 
  • mix well, close and let it boil for 10 minutes. 
  • heat oil for tempering. crackle mustard seeds, curry leaves and add the tempering to the sambar.